A Functional Grammar of Dholuo

ISBN 978-3-89645-130-9

A Functional Grammar of Dholuo

Author: Duncan Okoth Okombo. Series edited by: M. Lionel Bender †, Franz Rottland †.

Series: Nilo-Saharan Volume 12

8 pp. Roman, 177 pp.
1 figure, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
320 g
€ 34.80

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Dholuo (Luo) belongs to the Western Nilotic sub-branch of the Nilotic branch of the Eastern Sudanic family. Of the Nilotic languages in Kenya only Dholuo, spoken by about 4 million people (2009 census), belongs to the Western Nilotic group. Languages closely related to it are found in Uganda and the Sudan.

Following the theoretical tenets of Functional Grammar, the present volume is a study with a two-fold aim: First, it sets out to provide a descriptively adequate account of constituent order in Dholuo; secondly, it investigates the possibility of providing such an account without using transformational rules in the sense of structure-changing operations.


In the same series, you will find further analyses of Nilotic languages, as well as a more extensive grammar of Dholuo, see the following links:

Accompanying material:


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